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112 Recruits is Bentley’s Largest Trainee Intake Ever

Bentley Motors has welcomed its largest ever intake of Apprentices, Undergraduates, and Graduates, with 112 new recruits joining the 4,000-strong Crewe-based workforce, which is currently delivering the biggest transformational program in the luxury marque’s 102-year history. […]

Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship Program for 2019
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Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship Program for 2019

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2019 Apprenticeship Programme. Since the program was launched in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2019 offering a record 31 candidates the opportunity to join the team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex. The Programme includes, for the first time, Sir Ralph Robins Degree Apprenticeships. Sir Ralph Robins is a Non-Executive Director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and has had an exceptional career in engineering and industry. The Degree Apprenticeships have been launched in Sir Ralph’s name in recognition of his contribution to the renaissance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The Apprentices will study for BEng Mechanical Engineering Degrees at the University of Chichester, attending the University’s new Engineering and Digital Technology Park.

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Bentley Motors Maintains Top Employer Status

Bentley Motors has again been named as a Top Employer by the internationally recognized Top Employer Institute who commended the company’s commitment to professional development and nurturing of future talent. The award is the eighth successive year Bentley has been recognized and is presented at the same time that the company and its 4,000-strong workforce celebrate its centenary. 

Lotus Announces Marcus Blake as Commercial Director
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Lotus Announces Marcus Blake as Commercial Director

Lotus is pleased to announce that Marcus Blake joins the iconic British sports car company as Commercial Director responsible for all sales, marketing, and aftersales activities for Lotus Cars worldwide. Marcus joins at a very important time for the Norfolk based business, which, under Geely and Etika ownership is embarking upon a period of investment and product development to enable Lotus to reach its full potential in the rapidly changing automotive industry.

Bentley Opens 2017 Trainee Recruitment
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Bentley Opens 2017 Trainee Recruitment

Bentley Motors has launched its 2018 trainee recruitment campaign with 86 new positions available for apprentices, Undergraduates and Graduates to start in the autumn of 2018. Apprentice applications open from 10 February at with Undergraduate and Graduate opportunities added throughout the month. Vacancies cover commercial areas such as Sales and Marketing, Communications, Human Resources, Finance, and Purchasing, as well as the traditional Engineering and Manufacturing opportunities.

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Bentley Named Top Employer For 7th Year

Bentley Motors has been recognized as a Top Employer for the seventh consecutive year, reflecting the company’s investment and focus on personal development, future talent, and employee conditions. The award – presented by the Top Employers Institute – highlighted Bentley’s emphasis on continuous improvement, employee conditions and dedication to the company’s 4,000-strong workforce.

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Jaguar Land Rover to Hire 5,000 Workers

Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s biggest automaker, will hire 5,000 staff as it boosts its skills in autonomous and electric technology, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May starts Brexit talks after an election with unexpected results. Jaguar Land Rover, which employs more than 40,000 people globally, said it would hire 1,000 electronic and software engineers as well as 4,000 additional personnel including in manufacturing, most of whom will be based in Britain.

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Bentley Recognized as Top Employer for Young

Bentley Motors has been recognized as a top employer for young people at the UK School Leavers’ Awards, as voted for by apprentices. Bentley’s apprenticeship program collected four awards in total, resulting in a 2nd overall national ranking of best employers for school leavers, and the highest position in the automotive industry.

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is preparing to welcome a new wave of staff to its Liverpool HQ as part of the company’s big expansion plans

Briggs Automotive Company Expansion Prompts Recruitment

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is set to employ a new wave of talented staff as part of its massive expansion plans, with a number of desirable roles going up for grabs with the manufacturer of the One-of-a-Kind Mono supercar. A true British success story, BAC has achieved worldwide acclaim and success for the brilliance of its driver-focused Mono and has exported into 30 territories around the globe so far.

SMTC UK Recruitment specialist Sheree Molenaar (far left) with Damon Elson (second left) and fellow 201617 internship students at the recent Engineering Placement Fair at Bath University.

SAIC is Calling All Young Engineers for Internship Program

Birmingham-based SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre (SMTC UK), the sister company of MG Motor UK, has launched its 2017 internship program, in a search for the engineering talent of tomorrow. Having selected seven aspiring engineering graduates in September 2016 to the year-long internship program, the company is now on the hunt for its class of 2017. Commencing in September next year, the course covers a diverse range of topics including electronic engineering, powertrain, advanced engineering, body structures, vehicle performance, chassis engineering and vehicle styling. Team working is a key part of the program, which kicked off in 2016 with an outward bound event in the first week to help fast track graduates’ relationships with fellow students and learn about successful teams.

Jaguar Land Rover to axe 260 agency workers
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Jaguar Land Rover to Shed 260 Agency Workers

Jaguar Land Rover is set to shed more than 250 agency workers at its Solihull plant as part of plans to transfer production of the Jaguar XE saloon to Castle Bromwich. The Coventry car maker has confirmed the staff are set to see their temporary contracts come to an end. In all more 267 agency staff are set to leave the Lode Lane factory over the coming weeks. One employee revealed workers “had no idea” they would be laid off and assumed they were being transferred to other parts of the luxury car manufacturer. It is understood 67 agency staff have left the Solihull plant with a further 200 from the Manpower agency set to go in the coming weeks. Note: All or parts of this story come via the Coventry Telegraph – please check out their full story.  

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Aston Martin Hires First Employees Factory in Wales

Earlier this year, Aston Martin announced significant new investments in its long-term future in the United Kingdom, choosing St Athan in Wales as the location for its second manufacturing facility. As a specialist luxury manufacturer, Aston Martin requires highly skilled technicians to hand build its cars, so the new employees for the St Athan plant, which will begin full production in 2020, will commence their careers with Aston Martin at Gaydon. Over 40 people have begun work across the business where they are being fully trained in the ‘Aston Martin way’ by building the new DB11.

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Job Opening Looking After Classics At Gaydon

The opportunity has arisen following the retirement of Steve Kite, who’s been working with Gaydon’s exhibits for more than 25 years, and the subsequent promotion of former apprentice Martin Brown to be the museum’s head mechanic. The Warwickshire museum, which reopened in February following a £1.1m refurbishment, says it’s looking for a skilled mechanic with a background of historic car restoration. For information about the new mechanic role visit the current vacancies page on the museum’s website. ‘This is a rare opportunity for a skilled mechanic with a sound background in historic car restoration and vehicle maintenance to join our workshop team,’ says workshop team leader Paul Gilder. ‘We look after more than 300 historic British cars dating back to the 1900s, so it is a varied role with plenty of marques and models to work on.’ Department: British Motor […]

Year of investment continues for Bentley with largest intake of apprentices in 25 years
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Bentley Motors 2016 Apprentice Program

Bentley Motors today launches its 2016 apprentice recruitment campaign with 42 positions available on the latest intake, starting with the company in September this year. Applications open from 12th March at for six weeks, with an open day to be held on the same day at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, where prospective apprentices can find out more. Bentley has created over 100 apprentice opportunities in the past two years, maintaining the company’s future talent focus. Commenting on the latest recruitment drive, Marlies Rogait, Member of the Board for Human Resources, said: “Bentley’s apprenticeship scheme offers a solid foundation upon which to build the skills and knowledge required to become skilled experts and professionals in their chosen field. As our business continues to grow, we continue to invest – in our people, our products, and our network. We want to […]

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Top Employer Award Goes To Bentley, Again

The position of Bentley Motors as an employer of choice has been underlined after the company was recognised as a Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year. Bentley was awarded Top Employer for its commitment and dedication to the personal development of its 4,000 colleagues working at the Crewe headquarters. Employee conditions, leadership development programmes and recruitment processes were praised as some of the best in the UK.

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Injured ex-Servicemen and Women Find Work at JLR

Jaguar Land Rover’s Invictus Games work placement legacy programme has seen the first five successful participants being offered a permanent position at the company. The bespoke training programme is designed to help rehabilitate wounded, injured and sick ex-personnel and aid transition into civilian careers. Staff Sergeant Wayne Walker, formerly of the Queen’s Royal Lancers has joined the Solihull manufacturing team as a Process Leader, following completion of the company’s inaugural twelve week programme. Wayne, 36, joined the training programme on 1st December 2014 after being medically discharged from a 19 year military career, which saw him serve in operational tours of Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. It was in Iraq that he sustained a serious knee injury following the detonation of a vehicle born IED (Improvised Explosive Device). Wayne has since undergone close to 20 operations to his left knee […]

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Former MG Employees Paid Less

Two out of three people who lost their jobs when car maker MG Rover collapsed in 2005 are now earning less money, research has revealed. This is hitting the Longbridge area hard. […]